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Barbra Streisand backs Meryl Streep in criticism of President-elect Trump

Donald Trump, Meryl Streep

WASHINGTON — Count Barbra Streisand in Meryl Streep’s corner when it comes to criticizing President-elect Donald Trump.

Streep used part of her acceptance speech after receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes to criticize Mr. Trump for appearing to mock a reporter’s disability on the campaign trail. Trump denied that he was mocking the reporter and called Streep “overrated.”

Streisand told MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews in a phone interview Monday that she completely agrees with Streep and called Mr. Trump’s actions “so beneath the dignity of the presidency let alone any respectful person.”

She told Matthews that President-elect Trump “has the need to talk back and insult anybody who doesn’t agree with him and that’s pretty disgraceful.”

The singer also said Mr. Trump should be “sitting through briefings rather than tweeting this nonsense.”

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